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Siuslaw National Forest increases fire precaution level

Posted: Friday, Jul 26th, 2013

CORVALLIS The Siuslaw National Forest entered an Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) Two, July 25 at 1 a.m., according to Nancy Ashlock, interagency fire staff officer.

Forest operators and purchasers may operate only the following between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. during an IFPL 2: power saws except at loading sites; cable yarding; blasting; and welding or cutting metal.

Operators are required to stay in the area for one hour after equipment is shut down at the end of each day.

The forest has no fire restrictions for the public in place, but asks that visitors use caution.

Some guidelines are:

1. Keep camp fires small, in an area that has been cleared down to mineral soil.

2. Only burn materials that fit within your campfire ring.

3. Extinguish all campfires before leaving, even if you will only be away for a short time.

4. Smoke in your vehicle or a cleared area that is at least four square feet wide.

For the complete article see the 07-27-2013 issue.

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